Leeds United youngster Crysencio Summerville is HSV Hamburg’s ‘preferred candidate’ as they eye a new forward this month, but the German side face ‘snags’ stopping them from a deal.

Earlier this week, we covered a report stating Summerville was a target for the German side as he fit the profile of player they wanted perfectly.

Talks were said to be progressing at a rapid pace, while a report from BILD today stated Summerville had given his approval to the deal.

That suggested a deal could be done, but Marcelo Bielsa was not keen on letting the youngster go as his Leeds squad is decimated by injuries, and he wants him for cover.

That was one issue facing Hamburg and Kicker say that there are other hurdles for the club to clear.

Summerville is the man that ‘has been selected’ as the club need a long-term replacement for Faride Alidou, who is joining Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer in the summer.

There is a ‘catch in the courtship’, though, and that is that Summerville is ‘also coveted’ elsewhere, meaning there is competition for him.

There is also the issue of matching the wages he picks up at Leeds, something HSV cannot do at this moment in time.

In addition, Hamburg are also looking for a deal that would go beyond the summer when Alidou has left, and the indication is that Leeds aren’t willing to accommodate that.

It seems there is work to be done on the deal then if it is to happen at all, give Bielsa isn’t seemingly keen on it happening.